The story of Manchester

Woodman, D 2017, The story of Manchester , The History Press, Stroud.

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Abstract

Manchester is noted for the ‘Industrial Revolution’ – its factories, working-class people and urban development all based around its production of cotton textiles. But this is not the complete story. Manchester has always been a more vibrant place which dates back to Roman times. This book traces the development of this important city and its people from the earliest times to the present, where each period in its progress links to the next. The history of Manchester is very much based around its people, who were often pioneers, whether this be the first railway line, the first public library, fighting for greater political rights, or key wealth creators for the nation. As we advance through the twenty-first century, Manchester’s role in the United Kingdom remains undiminished as it becomes ever more cosmopolitan and a northern powerhouse of economic, social and political progress.

Item Type: Book
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780750967808
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Depositing User: D Woodman
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 15:13
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 15:13
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43092

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